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slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
: and outside the washington office of the national rifle association.more than 100 people protested by chanting "shame on the n-r- a." the group is calling for stronger gun control laws. the nra. has stayed slien---- silent. since friday. even taking down its facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree.one day after the nra promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes." pro-gun senator joe manchin from west virginia is now rethinking his views. >> "i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i dont know people who need 20-30 round clips." >>reporter: while some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the school shooting while others are proposing just the opposite. one oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
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